Open/Closed for the week of July 20-26

This week is your last chance to squeeze in Summerlicious bookings and get in on the Pan Am Games frenzy.

But you’d better leave room in your calendar – there are a ton of new restaurants along with an epic beer fest and much, much more.

Here is the very latest:




AG Macarons
647 Dupont St.

Anet Gesualdi’s second location is a tiny, yet chic shop on Dupont, with French macarons available in a wide variety of intriguing flavours and pastel hues.

163 Spadina Ave., 3rd Floor

The new restaurant is sleek and chic, with cool grays and gold finishes. Modern French doesn’t quite cover the food of Chef Patrick Kriss. The tasting menus ($85/pp) simply have to be experienced.

I’ve got an inside look coming your way soon. In the meantime, get a sneak peek on our Instagram.

Barista & Chef
1006 St. Clair Ave. W.

This new restaurant and café’s menu boasts a menu that will suit any mood. There’s Pear & Gorgonzola Salad ($9); Crespelle with feta, spinach and rose sauce; and 8-10 oz. NY Striploin with gorgonzola cream ($19). Sweet.

Masheel Bistro
598 College St.

Craving Korean in the heart of Little Italy, but you’re also strict about consuming only organic ingredients? Done and done – Masheel has got you covered!Select from an array of dishes including deep fried wings, refreshing salads, Korean beef backribs, bulgogi bibimbap, jjim dak, bossam, jaeyook and pajeon. Wines by the glass, beers on tap - fantatstic, but it gets so much better with slush rice wine cocktails and signature cocktails with a Korean twist (Korean martini, Soju Mule).
Merenda Kitchen
171 East Liberty St., Unit 144

Chef Daniel Janetos uses fresh, local and organic product where possible for his Italian dishes. Select from mains Bone Broth ($6.95) and the Merenda ($12) where you choose your base, meat/veg and sauce; Salumi or Cheese sold by the foot ($12), snacks and desserts. The restaurant is delivery only for lunch Monday to Friday 11am-2pm, and open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.  

Otto's Berlin Döner
256 Augusta Ave.

Opening this Friday at 11:30am in Kensington Market, Otto’s will be serving up the popular German snack, along with currywursts (pork or veal) and bier. Your summer just got made.

Paint Cabin
723 Gerrard St. East.

This bar and café is slightly different - Have you always wanted to be an artist, even just once, but were intimidated by pros? Paint Cabin in Chinatown East not only offers classes, there’s wine and beer available to help loosen you up. 

Rose and Sons Swan
892 Queen St. W.

The Swan has been reimagined and is now open for dinner. This California dreamin’ spot serves up fresh fare by Chef Sonia Marwick, all with a full LP collection, surfboard and brilliantly crafted cocktails. Soon to come – breakfast and lunch. Stay tuned for an up-close look.


This is your last weekend to enjoy Amaya the Indian Road. The last service is this Sunday, July 26. Luckily owner Hemant Bhagwani has another project soon to come.

Another sad closing - Taste of the Silk Road’s last day is tomorrow, so go and enjoy it while you can. Amongst its many fans, this month’s celebrity at the table, Jully Black. This too will get a new life -Owner and chef Margaret Hsien is opening another restaurant soon, but perhaps this time, further east.


Summerlicious winds up this weekend so get out there and get your three-courses already! We've got an entire guide to help you decide on where to go.

The Pan Am Games are also finishing up. See where to eat within steps of Athletes' Village and some of the food available at the Games.

This whole weekend is dedicated to brews at Toronto’s Festival of Beer. You’re welcome.

Markham’s Night It Up Asian night market is happening all weekend long and will be featuring the street food dish stinky tofu.

If you love hot dogs, today is your lucky day -  Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs is holding its third annual National Hot Dog Day, in support of the Jays Care Foundation. Enjoy one free hot dog per person todayfrom 12-6pm at its 326 College St. location.

Hump day is so much easier with Pass the Table’s GlutenFreedom & Baju BBQ, Southern Cookout Gluten Free Edition to look forward to.


Celebrity songwriter and singer Jully Black shares her favourite Toronto restaurants (hint: they’re all on the Danforth) and even shares her favourite smoothie recipe in this month’s At the Table.

McEwan Foods opened downtown and it’s spectacular!

Gastro Bustersa new food poisioning online reporting tool by Toronto Public Health, is not beloved by Toronto chefs and restaurants.

And lastly:

Heading to a show? Dining out first is easy thanks to this week’s Best Of.

This weekend, celebrate lunch Italian style.

Chef Mark McEwan gives you the steps to make Creamy Polenta with Crispy Pigs’ Tail and seriously up your game.

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